Monday, June 17, 2013

Guild and Prairie Fest

My large quilt guild, Pride of the Prairie, was Thursday evening.  We had a 'tea' with Sunbonnet Sue.  Oh my, there were so many wonderful and different Sunbonnet Sue quilts.  Sorry I didn't get pictures, but, it is hard to take pictures when you are holding up quilts. 

I did get pictures of the 'bonnets' that I made for the tea.  I made 2 'bonnets', one for me, an one in case someone else needed one.

my bonnet

spare bonnet
Can you tell I was missing my home state when I made these?

This weekend was Prairie Fest in the next town.  My favorite part of Prairie Fest is the quilt show that the Quilters Dozen put on to benefit the Little White School museum each year.  I took a few pictures for you of some of the quilts.  I know several of the ladies who are members of the Quilters Dozen.  They are a hand quilting group.  Below is one of the ladies stitching on a quilt during the quilt show.

hand quilting on a Sunbonnet Sue quilt

Little White School Museum quilt

The Quilters Dozen raffle off a quilt each year to raise funds for the Little White School museum, where they meet each week.  I keep buying tickets, but, they haven't called my name yet.  Oh well, maybe next year....  Here is the raffle quilt.

Quilters Dozen 2013 raffle quilt

pattern came from this book

bottom half of pillowcase that goes with the quilt

top half of pillow case that goes with the quilt
Following along (without even knowing it) there were several different Sunbonnet Sue quilts in this show.  See if you can spot them.

hand quilted Dresden plate quilt

my friend, Emily's Sunbonnet Sue quilt

antique cross stitch quilt

cathedral windows quilt

stunning stars, hand quilted

Yo-Yo's on a quilt

antique crazy quilt in fan style

antique baby quilt

wedding ring quilt

hand quilted

this was a challenge quilt

We Three Kings mini quilt

I love the house in the center

Sunbonnet Sue with rabbits

More Sunbonnet Sues with flowers

hand quilted

lovely antique quilt

I loved the strippy feel of this quilt

more great stars!

this is the pattern (different colors) of last years raffle quilt

This was a panel that was hand quilted
up close of one square

up close of another square

had to take this for the sailboat block on the top row

simple antique quilt

yummy stars and geese

grandmothers garden, couldn't miss out on a hexie quilt

I've driven in the parade for the last 3 years now.  Hubby sings with the Aurora Lamplighters Barbershop chorus.  They sang in the parade, and I drove the trailer.

hubby is in center, youngest son is next to him on the right
I couldn't let you not see what was in front of me in the parade. 

guy on stilts
I had fun watching him while I drove.  It's fun to drive in a parade, you get to see lots people you know, watching.

Quilts of Valor sew-in is tomorrow. 


  1. Love the hats. I loved the raffle quilt this year. I love pinwheels, and I love those colors. You have been a busy girl!

  2. Your hats turned out beautifully! And all of the quilts were lovely!

  3. You are amazing! Now you're driving in a parade - what next? I've gotta "stay tuned".

  4. Such a fun quilt show - thanks for sharing all that wonderful eye candy with us Cheryl! I think I'm in love with that blue-and-white cathedral window quilt :*D Your hats are too adorable for words, and it looks like you all had a great time!!!


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